James Scott has posted an update on his personal Twitter to provide fans encouragement that he is on road to recovery following an operation on his ankle.
The Hull City striker, who can also play out wide, has had a torrid time since moving to East Yorkshire after he suffered a freak injury in training. The former Motherwell striker was signed as a replacement for Jarrod Bowen who finalised his move to West Ham United on Deadline Day.
The 19-year-old was highly reputed at Motherwell and became a regular fixture in the squad having broken into Stephen Robinson’s first team plans at the end of the last campaign.
The freak training ground injury looked like a minor injury at first, but later tests showed that Scott had sustained a serious ankle issue which has ruled him out till the end of the season at least.
Following his successful operation, James Scott posted an update on his Twitter where he was full of praise for people at the Fortius Clinic who carried out his operation.
Op done! Went great. Thanks to the Hull physios and everyone at Fortius Clinic for looking after me. Time now to rest and get back to full fitness and kick on next season!!👊 @HullCity pic.twitter.com/CMmSZfOpRI
— JamesScott (@_jamesscottt_) February 17, 2020
The process to nurse Scott back to full fitness will see him miss the rest of this seasons action, however, the teenager will have the full summer to make a recovery in time for the 2020/21 campaign,
Hull City have faced horrific injuries to new signings in the past. Fellow Scotsman Robert Snodgrass was barely half an hour into his debut against Queens Park Rangers in 2014 before a tackle effectively sidelined him for 18 months.
Whilst the injury to James Scott is bitterly disappointing, it’s good to see that he is tackling a horrible situation in high spirits. He also appears to be a level headed individual who has shown appreciation towards his supporters and those who have aided him in the start of his recovery.
Although City fans have a long wait to see Scott in a Tigers shirt, this post offers encouragement that next season could be the campaign where the next young gem is unearthed at the KCOM Stadium.